Just as Hannah pleaded with the Lord for her son Samuel in 1 Samuel 1:10, so this devotional is a focused journey of faith and intentional prayer on behalf of our deepest longings for a child. Each day in this three-week journey encapsulates what I have processed and learned through my season of barrenness in regards to my understanding of God amidst the greatest suffering I have known. For those who thirst for answers in the wilderness of waiting and long to hear from Him, this book is a practical guide to help strengthen your resolve under the load you bear.
In my darkest moments of despair during our infertility battle and my husbands' health crisis, we decided to do a 21-day fasting/prayer challenge. "It wasn't easy" is an understatement. In fact, the increasing spiritual oppression we felt was staggering. But guess what? The Lord showed up. Not immediately, as it was months later we heard from Him; but we ultimately experienced Him profoundly! So I'm challenging you today: commit to praying to the Lord for 21 days for your innermost yearnings for motherhood and healing. I think you will be blown away by the power you hold in asking and in the graciousness of our Father in answering you.
Hannah's barren cry is what moved the heart of God. So of you, your barren cry is not powerless-it is powerful! I dare you to faithfully impress your requests upon the heart of God and not encounter an experience of life changing proportions.